Basosquamous cell carcinoma: A survey of 76 patients and a comparative analysis of basal cell carcinomas and squamous cell carcinomas

Roberto Betti, Carlo Crosti, Simona Ghiozzi, Amilcare Cerri, Laura Moneghini, Silvano Menni

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Abstract

Background: Basosquamous carcinoma (BSC) is a rare epithelial tumor with a still confusing terminology. Since 2005 a more comprehensive and broader classification has existed. Aim: To retrospectively reviewour cases of BSC according to the new WHO definition and to re-evaluate their clinical and demographic characteristics and the margin involvement after traditional surgical excision. The data were compared with the same results obtained by basal cell carcinomas (BCCs) and squamous cell carcinomas (SCCs). Patients and Methods: Histologically confirmed carcinomas observed in our Department during a sixteenyear period (1994-2011) were studied. Surgical excision was evaluated following the international guidelines. Histopathologic subtypes of BSC were classified in accordance with accepted criteria. Results: Seventysix patients had a BSC, 305 a SCC, 3,643 a BCC. There were significant differences among the median age of BSCs, the total BCCs and Non- Aggressive BCCs (74.7, 68.8 and 68.3 years respectively; p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)83-86
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Journal of Dermatology
Volume23
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2013

Keywords

  • Basal cell carcinoma
  • Basosquamous cell carcinoma
  • Squamous cell carcinoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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